strina: text only "age of the geek, baby. we run the world" (text - age of the geek)
2014-10-20 05:52 pm

Damn You, TV Tropes

So, now I'm super into a trope that doesn't seem to even exist on the AO3. It's called Sudden Game Interface and I am jonesing so hard for more of it, in all the fandoms. For example, I would read the FUCK out of Allison Argent wakes up early/mid-season one and discovers the supernatural via accidentally entering combat with Scott (they belong to opposing factions!) instead of making out with him as intended. Alternately, Stiles munchkining everything would also be amazingly good for me.

Anyway, most of the fics I've read have been Naruto or Harry Potter, so y'all are getting ff.net recs today. All WiPs, and all gen thus far.

Naruto: Ramen Days by Rathanel - "After dying at the end of the Sand-Sound Invasion, Naruto finds that his life is governed by a strange set of rules that he is still trying to figure out. VideoGame!Naruto"

The fic that got me into this! There's a recruitment mechanic that's pretty amazing (accidental Hyuuga conscription!) and I have to give Rathanel a lot credit for making the discovery of a savepoint heart-rending instead of a way to cheat over certain stations of the canon.

Naruto: The Gamer Files by Maxfic - "Naruto has always had video games to fall back on growing up while the rest of the village pretty much treated him like garbage. What happens when Naruto wakes up to find his life has become one of the video games he loves so much. Naruto/The Gamer crossover."

There are so many stats in this fic, guys, but I love it so much anyway. I get excited every time I see the "A special skill has been created through a special act" thing - Maxfic mixes canon and original skills in a way that feels very organic and realistic.

The Adventures Of Harry Potter, the Video Game: Exploited by michaelsuave - "Harry Potter catches Voldemort's AK to the noggin only to find out that his life is a video game and he forgot to save. So what does he do? Does he return on Hard mode and work for the challenge? Heck No! Harry uses every exploit, grind, or underhanded tactic he can get his hands on. His life may be a video game, but nobody plays Harry Potter; Harry's going to exploit the system."

This is very much a comedy fic and I heart it. There's a cat battle arena featuring the terrifying Mr. Tibbles! I am looking forward to Hogwarts so fucking much, you guys.
strina: text only "I don't know! I'm making this up as I go!" (txt - making it up)
2014-07-06 01:52 pm
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Here's Hoping This Doesn't End Horribly!

So I am doing a Thing. Fingers crossed that it will end up awesome. If anyone wants to watch me flail at it, or just wants to bookmark it for later, it's at [community profile] thisisalovesong.
strina: text only "age of the geek, baby. we run the world" (text - age of the geek)
2014-05-17 06:23 pm
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GUYS GUYS GUYS

Lomonaaeren is on the AO3, too! So anybody who loves Harry/Draco, but hates ff.net: PREPARE FOR A BEAUTIFUL ONCOMING STORM OF EPICNESS. Not all of her fics have been ported over - ff.net is clocking in at 318 stories while the AO3 is showing 234 - but it's still a couple million words of awesome. Like, literally. As in, when I did a spotlight list of my favorites in 2012, she was clocking in at 218 stories and 3.7 million words posted in under five years. She is an extraordinary machine.

Apparently she joined a while ago? But since ff is the third easiest archive to download from (AO3, then TtH, then ff, because every downloader ever interfaces with ff), I never really had a reason to look for her elsewhere and then I google searched because I was too lazy to pick her profile out of my favorites and bam!

Anyway, I have to quote my previous rec here: "I also find her endlessly fascinating...she writes in only one fandom, and 95% of her fics are the same pairing, yet there's such a breadth to her work. She's written, what, four or five Draco-is-a-Veela stories? But Veela Struck isn't like the Silence trilogy isn't like Jericho Rose isn't like A Year's Temptation. There's a rape recovery story, a story about two survivors bonded in trauma, a steadfast and unrequited devotion becoming new love story, a story about circumstance and inevitability and incompatible obligations. I love that a lot, the way she keeps turning the ideas that interest her over to find new angles instead of giving up on them after a try or two."

ALSO THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO MORE DRACO-IS-A-VEELA STORIES SINCE THEN AND THEY ARE AMAZING. GLORY BE IS DRACO THE VEELA ASSASSIN AND THEY FALL IN LOVE BETWEEN MURDER ATTEMPTS. A CHOICE OF WINGS HAS HARRY THE VEELA MATCHMAKER AND AWESOME SYMPATHETIC MAGIC AND DRACO THE INCREDIBLY PICKY. SHE SHOULD TEACH A MASTERCLASS IN THIS SHIT.

Also if you dig Harry/Draco/Snape, enjoy at least half a million words of poly goodness.

Now I'm going to go read some Benevolently Snarky Dark Lord Harry, because it is amazeballs.
strina: text only "this is wrinkling my brain" (c - wrinkling my brain)
2014-03-30 02:26 pm

Some Patterns Are Weird and Dumb and Irresistable. Also, Rec Me.

So I'm cycling through fandoms really rapidly right now? Thinking about it, I seem to do this in reaction to dissatisfaction with the current big fandom of my life (SGA, Smallville, Teen Wolf, etc.). It's like taking a break from your SO and having a bunch of one night stands.

At one point, I basically did have a one night stand with SG1. I still ship Jack/Daniel so hard, you guys. I spent like four hours making ebooks. So much Biblio. So much whump.

Also, I triplemegaheart the AO3 now and forever, but I forgot how much I enjoyed some single fandom archives. Area 52 lets you filter out all of the first person POV fics! I want that option everywhere, all the time. And they let you filter to specific episode spoilers, which is obviously not widely feasible, but still pretty friggin' great.

The best feature I've never seen anywhere else is still Twisting the Hellmouth's story tracker, though. IT TELLS YOU WHAT CHAPTER YOU LEFT OFF AT ON EVERY WIP YOU'VE REGISTERED AS SOMETHING YOU'RE READING. IF YOU SUB AN AUTHOR, IT TELLS YOU WHICH STORIES YOU'VE READ AND WHICH YOU HAVEN'T. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

I saw Rise of the Guardians while I was housesitting and it was a pretty good movie! So obviously I immediately went looking for porn.

There are two main pairings and one is about an undead amnesiac teenage-appearing frost sprite who's been isolated for three centuries and an evil golden-eyed British-sounding dude who feeds on fear and can control shadows and corrupted dreamsand in a way that can very much mimic tentacles. Also there is a tragic backstory (legendary warrior and general! lost child! corrupted/possessed by the very evil he fought, it's all very "he who fights monsters") and HE LITERALLY ASKS JACK TO RULE THE WORLD WITH HIM (WHAT GOES TOGETHER BETTER THAN COLD AND DARK?) BASED ON THEIR LEGIT CONNECTION OF BEING IGNORED/NEGLECTED/DISTRUSTED BY BASICALLY EVERYONE. The other pairing is the frost sprite and the last surviving Pooka, aka, giant humanoid bunny. So I ship the fuck out of Pitch/Jack (cold and dark!) and my xenokink enjoys Bunny/Jack. A+ small fandom, basically.

And now I'm having a Glee thing again? I just really love Kurt a lot, okay, and so I am currently reading a shit-ton of Kurt/anyone that isn't Blaine, PLEASE REC ME SOMETHING.

I just read like a 150,000 words of Kurt/Sebastian because the anti-Klaine tag is really attractive. I was going to reference the porridge analogy, but it turns out I never unprivated that entry, so it will be reproduced at the bottom of the post! Basically, I am VERY YES on Kurt/Puck and Kurt/Karofsky and okay, sure on Kurt/Adam and Kurt/Sebastian and Kurt/Starchild and LAST RESORT on Kurt/Blaine for several reasons, but one of the big ones is the perennial ship problem of me fangirling the hell out of one character and a lot of people fanning the hell out of the other character.

Appropriate segue is appropriate.

Fannish feels (mostly unpopular) circa July 2012 )

ALSO ALSO ALSO, I FORGOT I HADN'T MENTIONED. I NOW OWN THE VMARS MOVIE AND I WATCHED SIX TIMES BEFORE I HAD TO STOP BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH GOOD VERONICA/LOGAN LONGFIC* AND IT WAS BECOMING A PROBLEM IN MY LIFE. I SHIP IT SO HARD THAT IT HURTS ME A LITTLE.

*IF ANYONE NEEDS RECS, I AM HERE FOR YOU. ROB THOMAS BASICALLY CREATED A CONTROLLED DETONATION OF ALL MY FEELS DISGUISED AS A MOVIE.
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2012-07-20 01:39 am
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It's OK To Leave Them To Die!

I've got a couple of fandoms where I just keep stopping to kind of marvel that my favorite character is not just LEAVING THESE DOUCHEBAGS TO DIE. SERIOUSLY, JUST TAKE YOUR FRIENDS AND BURN IT ALL DOWN BEHIND YOU. SALT THE FUCKING ASHES.

Naruto is one of them!

For reals, I viva la revolution so fucking hard right now.

(Currently reading Will of Fire, Heart of Stone. Also Hakumei and Time Braid and Motivation and A Teacher's Glory (!!!) and I just abandoned Konoha's Legion because I AM A PERSON WHO SINCERELY ENJOYS NARUTO IN GODMODE IN MULTIPLE STORIES AND YOU STILL STU'D HIM TOO HARD FOR ME. Anyways, Danzo and Itachi and the Hyuuga and that fucking law and FOR HIS OWN GOOD WE MUST HIDE HIS IDENTITY and for reals, fuck Konoha.

Also I am weirdly close-minded about Naruto pairings? Like, usually I am all "as long as it contains my beloved!" (Xander/Glory, anyone?), but here I am more "Hinata or Gaara or Sakura or Sasuke or Itachi, THOSE ARE THE CHOICES, okay, maybe some TenTen or Temari or Anko BUT ONLY IN HAREM FIC". Also I read harem fic now? IDK, I am unintentionally reading a lot more brofic/a lot more ff.net.)
strina: anonymous woman cropped to neck and shoulders caption appearing tattoo style as "you're going to have to save yourself." (save yourself)
2012-07-18 11:09 am
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I love Victory at Ostagar so fucking much, you guys.

ALL OF THE ORIGINS. LADIES EVERYWHERE. POLITICS. ALLIANCE BUILDING. KILLING DRAGONS AND DARKSPAWN AND BANDITS AND ASSASSINS AND SPIES.

LOOOOGISTIIIIIICS.
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2012-06-08 09:51 pm
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YOU GUYS, THERE IS A 90,000-WORD DIE HARD WEREWOLF AU WITH KNOTTING.

I AM SO FUCKING IN.
strina: text only "this is wrinkling my brain" (c - wrinkling my brain)
2012-02-22 10:04 am
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Guys, I Feel Really Weird About Saying This...

But I feel like I need ALL of the Derek/Stiles knotting fic. ALL OF IT ON THE INTERNET. I have exhausted the AO3 tag already.

It's one of those things where I don't understand why I like it so much. I've read knotfic before and been mostly whatever about it, but with Derek/Stiles I want to read it FOREVER. IDK, IDK, IDK.
strina: text only "i blame fandom" (txt - blame fandom)
2012-01-23 12:19 am
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I Blame You Guys

I'm reading Teen Wolf fic and hockey RPF. I don't even know what these people look like, or anything beyond "Teen Wolf = there is a teenage werewolf" and "hockey RPF = there is hockey".
strina: fanart of jade harley looking excited caption "sooo coool!" (jade - so cool)
2012-01-15 10:18 pm
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Guys, I love Opera's browser so fucking much. I CAN MAKE ANY PAGE BLACK TEXT ON WHITE BACKGROUND. I CAN USED THE ACCESSIBILITY LAYOUT OPTION TO GET BLACK TEXT ON LIGHT GREEN BACKGROUND IN A NICE ROUND FONT. IT'S NOT A WIDGET - IT'S AN OPTION ON THE PAGE MENU!

ALL OF THE HEARTS FOR THEM!

Seriously, I don't know why, but that page was KILLING me. But I need some angsty OTT Sentinel and Guide bonding shenanigans, stat, and I therefore need to be able to read that site. Or someone can link me something? Like, I tried the AO3 and came up a bunch of stuff I've already read (lots of it recently) or stuff that looked and sounded AMAZING and then went wrong somehow (it was the bad h/c, guys, where you're just looking at half of the pairing like THAT WAS CLASSIC BATTERED SPOUSE LOGIC YOU JUST USED IN YOUR INTERNAL MONOLOGUE, BLAIR. RUN, RUN WHILE YOU CAN! and I am not okay with that. Unless it's Sylar/Mohinder, shut up, I just re-read Gravity and it is still amazing and makes me cry.)

Possibly I got a little lost in there! Anyway: OPERA = THE BESTEST. SENTINELS ARE KNOWN AUS THAT AREN'T DYSTOPIAS = ALSO THE BESTEST.
strina: text only caption "harry potter is entirely responsible for the literacy of our generation" (hp - literacy)
2011-11-07 10:24 pm
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Oh, HP Fandom

Other fandoms have kink memes? But you basically ARE a kink meme.

(I am about to read a Harry-Snape gen fic called Flashback that was written for the Locked in a Cupboard challenge. I AM SO EXCITED. Also, I just poked a little at Catechism - clever premise and it's been recced everywhere - but I need it to get further into the comfort part of the h/c before I can deal with it. Because sometimes there IS no comfort part and I do not LIKE that.)
strina: (ginger snaps - red)
2011-10-21 08:13 pm

Just a Reminder. Oh, and Also Links.

I still have a bunch of Halloween-ish songs uploaded at Box.

I actually need to add some more on there, but tonight I am busy setting up my replacement Kindle.

Also, WHY did no one rec me Enemy Mine? Harry/Marcone and SO LONG and PLOTTY - I totally do not care if it's not as great as other things the road to hell is paved with or Choices. Or Near Miss or that one with the fill collection. I am totally putting it just below The Most Dangerous Thing and just above The Affairs of Wizards and Besieging Omelas. (I will always be sad that those + [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden's fic + [archiveofourown.org profile] lightgetsin's stories basically comprise my Dresden fandom experience. IT SO GREAT; WHY DO MORE PEOPLE NOT JUMP ON THIS. THERE SHOULD BE A HUNDRED FICS ON MY MENTAL LIST, NOT, WHAT, TWENTY-FIVE?

BLAH, BLAH, UNIVERSE IS UNFAIR. GO READ THE FIC.)
strina: close-up of slytherin tie caption "cunning is strength withheld" - mostly this is my sacrifices arc icon (hp - cunning)
2011-10-01 08:48 pm
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All These Years

Oh, Sacrifices Arc. I still love you best of all.
strina: comic panel caption "sweet! let's go, buddy! time to get our nerd on!" (comics - nerd on)
2011-08-31 07:58 pm
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INTERNET, I MAY NEVER FORGIVE YOU

XMEN FIRST CLASS HAS A BDSM AU AND NO ONE TOLD ME. TO ANYONE ELSE SIMILARLY SHOCKED+DELIGHTED, IT IS HERE. I HAVE NOT READ WORD ONE AND YET THIS AFFECTS MY JOY NOT AT ALL.
strina: stock icon of cherries against a green background - default icon (Default)
2011-08-05 10:00 am
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Have You Been Watching Suits?

Because if so, you should go read [archiveofourown.org profile] MajaLi's fic right now.

Sugar daddy!Harvey = WHAT I NEVER KNEW I ALWAYS WANTED. And then the D/s fic posted this morning! Wait, that's not enough - !!! !!

In conclusion, I ♥ her.
strina: text only caption "harry potter is entirely responsible for the literacy of our generation" (hp - literacy)
2011-06-16 10:41 am
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I LOVE IT SO MUCH

Guys, I am now ACTUALLY SAD for my friends not in fandom, because they will never read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I don't even care about the science! I care about Harry Potter, Dangerously Genre-Savvy ("yay, we completed a quest and got a minion!"), and Hermione Granger, who thinks winning is better than drugs and chose "Do your homework!" as battlecry (and made it genuinely unsettling), and Draco Malfoy, who may be Harry's friend, but still knows that he RUINS EVERYTHING, and Neville Longbottom, CHAOS HUFFLEPUFF.

It is a genuinely well-written and interesting AU and there's all kinds of thought-provoking material about science and philosophy and ethics and societal evolution, but I cannot lie - I AM IN IT FOR THE AWESOME SHENANIGANS.
strina: text only "i am fangirling so effing hard right now" (txt - fangirling)
2011-04-14 03:44 pm
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Holy Shit, I Love This Story!

It's like Chuunin Exam Day and Brave Eyes had a crazy/awesome polyamorous baby! Sakura's stuck in a time loop focused on the chuunin exams and uses her near-infinite supply of time to take a million levels in badass, hook up with Naruto and Hinata (flinging with Ino and Anko and others along the way), and of course, save the world. IT IS AMAZING. SO ID-FICCY AND DELICIOUS AND THERE'S H/C AND IT'S SAKURA POV AND YAAAAY POLY WITH A HEAVY FEMSLASH COMPONENT AND DID I MENTION THE D/S? Um, if you have noncon/brainwashing triggers, probably give it a miss (Tsukuyomi is a major thing in a couple of sections), but if not, GO READ IT: Time Braid (WiP).

(Also, I FOUND A WORKING LINK FOR BRAVE EYES, THE WILLOW/TARA WISHVERSE AU OF MY *HEART*! It's a good day.)
strina: dresden caption "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face" (dresden)
2011-03-19 03:30 am
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STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING, INTERNET

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AT ALL IN DRESDEN/MARCONE, YOU MUST GO READ THIS STORY: other things the road to hell is paved with NOW, IMMEDIATELY, GO GO GO.

GUYS, IT IS AU FROM FOOL MOON AND IT HAS FEALTY AND FLIRTING AND DOMESTICITY AND FAMILIES OF CHOICE AND TALKING ABOUT FEEEEELINGS, IT IS AMAZING.

ALSO, FIRST IN A SERIES. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED.
strina: text only "stuff in my brain is totally canon" (txt - head canon)
2011-02-25 09:58 pm
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I'm Expecting My Tinhat in the Mail Any Day Now

Jackie and Hyde are still giving me ALL THE FEELINGS. I am still confused by this. That '70s Show reruns on, like, four different channels, so I am recording a million episodes that all take about 45 minutes to watch, because yes, I can skip commercials, but then I have to replay things fifteen times, because the way he cups her face! "I think it's a real waste!" He likes her in a wedding dress!

I SHIP IT SO HARD, YOU GUYS. Although I would totally also read the Jackie/Kelso/Fez, if anyone had written it.

IT HAS REACHED THE POINT WHERE I MAP IT TO THE BDSM 'VERSE. Which is totally my new way to measure fannish love, btw. No one will ever write it, but it can still make me happy in my brain, and then a little sad, because the BDSM 'verse can even make me sympathize with sleeping-with-Laurie Kelso and that is a feat.
strina: harry potter looking out window caption "they do not speak his name" (harry - you know who)
2010-12-29 01:41 am
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Well that was a crappy day. But yesterday was amazing!

BECKA IS ALIVE! But no, see, at one point "In Memory I" was my most re-read of ALL fics and then she went on vacation AND WAS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN, until now! I don't even care that there's not a new chapter! I AM JUST SO HAPPY SHE IS NOT DEAD/PERMANENTLY DISAPPEARED.

Also, 90% of my reading for the last month has been 1) HP fic 2) from ff.net 3) that I have downloaded onto my Kindle. SO MUCH TIME TRAVEL. I did not go looking for time travel? But seriously: SHITLOADS.

GO READ THIS: His Own Man. It's possibly my favorite of this batch of time travel fics (there is a bonus of Flitwick: Stealth Genius! that I quite enjoyed). And then there's this creepy number, Ouroboros - the Epilogue like you wouldn't believe. And On the Way to Greatness, a totally badass Slytherin!Harry fic.

Basically I am ransacking some favorites lists and leaping upon time travel, harems, the DA, canon Harry leaps into another dimension, and sorting AUs. Sometimes these combine in strange and unexpected ways (for example, the time travel parody with the harem and one of my favorite Sortings ever: "HE GETS HIS OWN HOUSE.").